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Some Butterfly Magic Moments

Marine Blue laying eggs on host plant Acmispon (Lotus) - by Dave Nelson

Monarch butterfly emerging from chrysalis - by Jan Austin

female Monarch butterfly ovipositing on milkweed in Pacific Grove garden  - by Jan Austin

formerly considered a rare fall vagrant, this confirms Marine Blue as a breeding species in Monterey County; observers counted over 30 individuals in coastal Big Sur canyons

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